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Throughout Chapters six seven and eight Golding focusing on Simon for being unique and different from the other boys He depicts Simon as a black sheep in which the other boys dislike One such example is that the other boys are always making fun of him and despite that Simon never retaliates with returning verbal attacks One big difference in Simon from the other boys is that Simon does not fear the beast Simon knows that beast is the evil within but Simon is pure Simon is also almost saintly for instance when Simon fed the little children this is a saintly gesture This also shows that Simon is the only one who isnt concerned with just him but he cares for the well being of the others too Another example of Simons purity is when the Lord of the Flies tempts him He falls unconsciously to avoid the persuasion and temptation of evil Simon is the obvious fulcrum in the good and bad spectrum On one end lay Ralph and on the other end lay Jack One thing that Golding does is creating Simon as a Christ-like figure Simon is the purest of all the boys Simon does not follow orders nor does he give them He will not commit acts of violence nor will he insult the boys who insult him Golding is constantly giving Simon more and more Christ-like characteristics and traits From the purity of his heart to the Lord of the Files attempting to tempt him Another thing Golding does often is use the literary tool of symbolism Almost all of the important aspects of the book involve symbolism Simon symbolizes a Christ-like figure The Lord of the Flies symbolizes the devil When Simon fell unconscious that represented the sacrifices that had to be made in order to overcome evil The last major symbolism was Ralph and Simon climbing the rocks in which Simon finished first That was to
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